John started the Parker Barras group of companies in 2007 having previously worked with property owners, investors and developers. He oversees all the Company activities and is well respected amongst the local business community with a wealth of contacts. His proactive approach has proved particularly beneficial in catapulting Parker Barras to its position as one of the leading Commercial Property and Business Agents within the area. John has been named most active deal maker in the North East (EGI) on several occasions. He sources development opportunities for investors and his approachable manner is available to all who seek property advice. He is well known for his charity work and support throughout the area.
David joined Parker Barras as a partner in 2009, taking up the lead role in acquisitions having worked in the property business since the 1970s. He has worked extensively with Housing Associations and was a Board Member of a large Housing Association for 21 years whilst continuing his Estate Agency practice dealing with all manner of residential and commercial property throughout the Cleveland and Teesside area.
Paul joined Parker Barras in 2019 as Head of Operations and specialises in the leisure / hospitality sector. He advises nightclubs, pubs, working men’s clubs, restaurant and takeaways on business strategy / sales and assists in turnarounds. Paul brings an extensive experience and knowledge to Parker Barras having overseen growth for major FTSE rated companies to regional multiple site operators in the hospitality sector.
Tiegan joined as an associate in 2021, following 5 years gaining experience in the insurance industry having worked for a large international firm of insurance brokers. She supports some of the Company’s finance functions and deals with our own and our Client’s insurance needs as well as assisting with management of properties.
Sarah joined Parker Barras in 2016 and is Financial Controller, handling the day to day accounting functions of Parker Barras and properties / developments under management. She supports the company’s external accountants and auditors and handles incoming and outgoing invoicing and budgetary control whilst continuing her studies toward further finance qualifications.
James joined as a Partner in 2016 and is head of marketing. He deals with publicity and advertising in all manner of media including social media, ensuring the properties are given maximum exposure. He has particular expertise in the hospitality industry and so is invaluable to those of our Clients who wish to dispose of licensed premises or indeed turn them around.